A Heartfelt Appeal From An American Mother To the Sudanese Government on Behalf of Meriam Ibrahim


Nadia here. My heart has been aching for Meriam Ibrahim and her family ever since I heard about this horrific sentence two days ago. What a reminder of the reality of evil, and the perversions of justice by those who spurn the merciful law of God. So much of Scripture comes alive when we see the wicked preying on the innocent.

Why, O LORD, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised. … He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. … Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted. … Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none. The LORD is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land. O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more. (Psalm 10)

I don’t know what can be done at this point; an Islamist regime like this probably cares little for Western opinion. But I emailed the embassy (http://www.sudanembassy.org/index.php?option=com_breezingforms&Itemid=13), and plan to do so again. Perhaps being flooded with emails will fan some spark of conscience in some Sudanese bureaucrat. Here’s what I wrote, in case it would be helpful to any of you in writing your own message.

I was horrified to hear of the recent ruling regarding Meriam Ibrahim. I am a mother with two young children (a baby and toddler), and it brought me to tears to read about it–flogging and killing a young mother, who has been faithful to her husband and the religion she has been taught all her life! It’s unthinkably shameful. Sudan has just been brought down much lower in my estimation, and in that of everyone I know.

PLEASE do all in your power to reverse this horrific sentence and release Meriam to her husband and precious little children.

Nadia Botkin
Tennessee, USA

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